Prosthodontist Referral: Why Me?

July 26, 2018

When most people think “smile care” they think “dentist.” This is just what we love to hear, but you might not know that there are specialties in the dental field, each with their own names and areas of expertise. If you have been referred to a prosthodontist in Olathe, KS, then most likely you are needing compassionate care for missing teeth. A prosthodontist referral means you will get knowledgeable care from a dental expert with experience in restoring a smile using lifelong teeth replacement options.

A Single Missing Tooth

Prosthodontists are experts who carefully determine proper placement, and then insert an implant’s replacement root into the jawbone. Whether a tooth is lost to accident, age, or decay, a dental implant is often the preferred option to replace it. An implant firmly anchors the replacement tooth, and supports a lifelike crown to take the place of the missing tooth.

Implant Dental Bridges

A prosthodontist can address several missing teeth that spread between healthy teeth that remain in a smile. A dental bridge fits between healthy teeth, so they will stay in proper alignment, and so that the attractive look of a smile is not disrupted. Implant dental bridges are often the preferred type of bridge, when a dental bridge is called for.

Implant Dentures

If you have lost all of the teeth on your upper or lower ridge, you may be referred to a prosthodontist for implant dentures. Using just a few posts in the jawbone, implant dentures can securely support a ridge of teeth. These replacement teeth are custom-crafted to integrate with the size and shape of your jaw, giving you a comfortable smile that allows eating and speaking without difficulty, and makes smiling a pleasure again.

A Prosthodontist Referral Means Expert Help

Replacing missing teeth and teeth roots may require specialized prosthodontic care. To schedule a consultation call E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-210-1701. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, Leawood, Gardner, Spring Hill, Osawatomie, Edgerton, Shawnee, Johnson County, De Soto, Paola, Lawrence, and all surrounding communities.